One of the things I’m most thankful for is the amazing friendships I’ve gained while working on this lil’ ol’ blog of mine.
Of of the sweetest friends of mine, Erica of Eating with Erica, hosts an annual Friendsgiving that is NOT to be missed. She was kind enough to include me in the celebrations this year at American Cut in Atlanta and it could not have been more spectacular. A true testament to the good taste and constant “wow-factor” that she oozes on the daily.
While the company is one to always look forward to at Erica’s Friendsgivings, I truly look forward to testing out dishes at restaurants I haven’t eaten at before.
(Next 4 photos by Jamie King Photography) American Cut just opened in Atlanta at the Shops at Buckhead and I’ve been dying to try this steakhouse since it opened earlier this Fall. They even have a cocktail lounge on their roof with a fantastic view of Buckhead and Midtown in all directions.
We started the evening off with a couple of appetizers: deconstructed Shrimp Cocktail, thick slices of pork belly bacon, and some fresh Ceasar salads. Double Cross Vodka was pouring the drinks for us that evening and mixing up cranberry mules all night long. I haven’t had double cross vodka before but it was very smooth, which means very deadly.
Dinner consisted of the most decadent cuts of steak, heavenly creamed spinach, silky smooth mashed potateos and the best roast chicken I have had in my short life. Sorry mom, but I finally found some place I would rather eat roasted chicken at. The food was decadent and filling. Fun to share with our table mates and perfect accompaniments to the cranberry mules and red wine that was flowing all night.
I’ve been waiting for just the right occassion to wear this beautiful Maggy London dress I received earlier this year, and with it’s bright pops of red mixed on top of rich indigo, I knew it would be perfect for the Holidays. Not too mention the cut is very classic and the skirt is perfect for twirling or sitting all night. It’s the best dress for Holiday gatherings and I can’t wait to wear it to the Nutcracker in a couple of weeks!
One thing I love about Erica’s events is that she always sends us home with a goody bag. Something I wish more parties would have. Remember the good ol’ days of bounce house birthday parties with the goodie bags stuffed with candy and novel toys? That’s essentially what Erica sends us home with, but typically an adult version stuffed with luxurious candles and alcohol.
I was really delighted to see my favorite Charleston candle company, Candlefish, make a cameo in the goody bag. We were sent home with a lovely evergreen scent. Have you seen my trip to Candlefish in Charleston? It’s a whimsy lovers dream and they are even opening a store in Ponce City Market in Atlanta here soon! I can’t wait to pay it a visit, but for now I will indulge in a nice bubble bath courtesy of Erica’s amazing Friendsgiving goodie bag.
Thanks to American Cut and Double Cross Vodka for contributing to our lovely Friendsgiving night out. The food and ambiance couldn’t have been more perfect.